FESCo Approves The Fedora 41 Switch To DNF5

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 8 April 2024 at 08:00 PM EDT. 26 Comments
Following the plans going back to 2022 for Fedora 39 to use DNF5 but last summer deemed weren't ready and then delayed DNF5 to Fedora 41 due to the RHEL10 branching from Fedora 40, the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has now given their sign-off for the updated package manager in F41.

As noted last month, preparations were being made for trying to switch to the DNF5 package manager with Fedora 41 due out in October. At today's Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee, they have approved of this feature for the next Fedora (41) cycle.

Per the ticket, the change proposal is officially approved with five in favor and two against. Barring any technical issues coming up in the months ahead around DNF5, this updated package manager will be powering Fedora 41's package management needs.

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DNF5 has feature parity to the existing DNF package manager, will provide the default "dnf" command, and brings with it a reduced footprint, better performance, and lowered maintenance costs. DNF5 also seeks to unify the user experience between the different DNF/Yum/MicroDNF commands. More details on the DNF5 benefits via the Fedora Wiki.
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